Monday, July 16, 2012

Tea at The Blue Willow

Welcome friends for tea this week.  Knowing how much I enjoy trying new tea rooms, DH took us north to Gravenhurst for high tea at The Blue Willow Tea Shop.
Don't you just love the photo on the wall of these ladies dressed in their finery for tea?
There was lots of Blue Willow china around the shop to look at.
 The cute valance on all the windows added charm to the room.
I had this whole teapot of Monk's blend all to myself.
 The food on the tiered curate was scrumptious!
Lexy, one of our twin granddaughters practising drinking tea with her pinky sticking out!
She's grown into a young lady since the first photo I shared of her having tea with Grandma.
I'm linking with Rose Chintz Cottage, Antiques and Teacups, A Delightsome Life and Bernideen's Tea Blog.  I hope you'll visit my hosts and their guests for tea.

39 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

What a cute shop. That has to be wonderful to visit little places like that especially with granddaughter along.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Bernideen said...

Thank you for sharing your visit to this lovely tearoom! Very nice Judith!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a delightful tea - and what a beautiful young lady with whom to dine.

How special to see you "before and after" of her! You should share this with Metamorphasis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch - because she truly IS a metamorphasis in those pictures!

Thanks for sharing such a special treat with all of us - everything looks pretty and also very deliciious!

What exactly was served that day, may I please ask?

Antiques And Teacups said...

How wonderful Judith! Looks like me kind of place! I have only grandsons, and they are NOT tea party guys! I have missed that part. Thanks for sharing your family and your tea adventures!
Ruth

A Garden of Threads said...

Don't they have a great tea? Your granddaughter is lovely Judith. Going to be another hot day tomorrow. Jen

Beth said...

Love those pics of your sweet granddaughter! She takes after Grandma! The tea foods look great, and I enjoyed seeing the Blue Willow. I don't have any Blue Willow but it is a classic for sure. Thanks for sharing your tearoom visit for Tea Time Tuesday.
xo Beth

Vee said...

Ohhhh, I'm looking at the tiered plates and wondering what is on each level... What fun! Your granddaughter looks as if she has all the proper manners for tea.

Vee said...

Is someone having a coca cola? Just like a man! ☺

Bronwyn said...

Lovely! Thanks for the heads up on a lovely place to visit in cottage country. We'll be near there in a few weeks. Maybe I can convince hubby to stop and have a spot of tea.
By the way , it's wonderful to find other Canadian bloggers!

I am your newest follower.
Bronwyn @ Queen B Creative Me

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a fabulous tea room...my sister in law and I would love to visit this place!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Judith,
What a charming tea room and how fun to have your sweet granddaughter join you for this special outing! I enjoyed seeing her pictures. I love all the Blue Willow china and what a treat to visit there. Thanks for taking us along and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty said...

Oh what a pretty tea room, Judith! Isn't that valance the cutest thing?? Your granddaughter is darling, too. What fun to enjoy tea with her. I also checked your garden tour...sooo pretty. I love yard art, too.

podso said...

I so miss the tea house we had in the little town attached to our big city. There's been nothing quite like it since. What a wonderful grandma your granddaughter has, teaching her the finer things of life!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I didn't know about the Blue Willow TEa House, but will have to keep it in mind if we ever have some time when we are driving by Gravenhurst. It looks lovely. I love the two photos of your granddaughter, by the way.

Barb said...

What a delightful post!! I love tea parties and high tea with such a beautiful granddaughter would really be wonderful!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I love meeting new friend!

Pondside said...

This post made me long to go out for tea again - it's been too long.
Your granddaughter must have many lovely memories of tea with you - you've set her on a lovely 'taste path'.

Anne Payne said...

I've never been to a tea shop but it looks like such fun. I can't wait until my granddaughter (who will be born soon) is old enough to take to one! Thanks for the lovely sharing of your special time :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks like a lovely place to have a tea. Tea with grandma is a special treat for the grand kids. Making great memories. Valerie

Snap said...

Oh, Judith! What a beautiful grand-daughter. Don't they grow up fast?!! And how lovely to share tea with her. I think Blue Willow is one of my favorite patterns simply for the story it tells. An adventure to a new tea room -- a great day!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

What a fun tea house Judith!
My grandmother had Blue Willow china and it brings back sweet memories of visiting her!
The photos of your Lexy are so charming :-)))
Cheers,
Lynn

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a delightful tea house! I love all the Blue Willow dishes. Perfect spot to enjoy High Tea :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Diann said...

What a fun tea room! I love those valances. And everything looks so pretty. I bet you all had a wonderful day there! Have a great week Judith!

Kathryn Ross said...

A truly grand tea - and all things Blue Willow!! Those tea treats looked delish and not at all on anyone's proper diet list!
Joy!
Kathy

Pamela Gordon said...

This looks like a lovely teashop Judith. The china is pretty and it looks like you got a nice serving of treats. Your granddaughter is sweet. I never drank tea when I was that young. I think I was almost 25 before I started drinking tea! I love it now. Hugs, Pamela

Betty Stapleton said...

What a great looking tea room and the tea looks so delicious. Enjoyed looking at it all, must try and get there some weekend. Your granddaughters are adorable. Thank you for sharing...

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your granddaughter is so beautiful Judith and the tearoom with all of the Blue Willow is heavenly. I love the sweet little teapot that your tea was served in.
~Clara

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Thank you for sharing your visit to the tea room. Your granddaughter is lovely and to be able to have tea with her is so special.
Nancy

Ruthie Miller said...

Adorable granddaughter. What fun seeing her then and now. Also, what a cute tea room. Lovely job decorating it and I too, love the shape of your teapot. I will have to look up Monk tea.
DH gets big points.:)

High Heeled Life said...

Judith looks like a lovely time. How wonderful to be able to share the joy of afternoon tea with your grand daughter. She is lovely! and I love that she is using her pinky to balance the teacup!! Blessings, xo C. (HHL)

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for sharing your visit to the tea shoppe. I visited a cute little tea shoppe in Victoria, BC while visiting a close friend. It was such a nice afternoon.
I was stuck on a tea 'schedule' for months after I got home in California. : )
Barbe

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...it all looks simply divine! LOVE IT!

Now Miss J...you KNOW I'm a painting fool. But the cost of my class was a cooooool Benjamin and I'm certainly sure it was NOT worth it! I could have learned everything online if I hadn't been lazy. I learned enough to make it worthwhile...but barely!

Love you girl~Rebecca

Georgianna said...

Hi Judith, What a perfect name for a tea room. And how darling the two photos of Lexie are!

Hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend. Starting to catch up here. :)

– g

janice15 said...

I just love Blue Willow...It's my favorite...my Dinning Room is Blue willow and many blue and white pieces..I would have fit right in. Loved the ladies and the cute valance with the Tea Pots... and your granddaughter looks very sweet..Have a great weekend with love Janice..@spoonwither.blogspot.com

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

What a gorgeous tea shop - I love blue willow! Memories like this with your "grandgirls" are so so so precious!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Love the tea kettle sign in front. Looks like a fun time.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Rose Cantiero said...

Lindo seu post. Da vontade de estar junta para o chá.
Bj
Rose
http://amigasqueengordam.blogspot.com.br/

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Judith,
What a beautiful tearoom. It looks like a lovely place to have tea and dessert. Your granddaughter looks like she is having a wonderful time!! What a great way to spend time together. Thanks for your sweet comment. We have lots in common including the tattoo hehe. I have a rose or two lol. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful holiday!
Blessings,
Lisa

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

So nice to discover you! I love your blog, it's right up our alley. We have a tea blog we would love you to visit. I have joined yours. Cheers!
Barbara (Lady B)

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

Hmm...I can't find where to join. Please let me know how to be a follower.
Barbara

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